Looking to up your Chianti game? Splurge on the Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva.
80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, all estate grown, from the Chianti Classico subzone in Tuscany, Italy. This is a Riserva level wine meaning it has at least 24 months of aging. In this case, 18 of those months came in first and second use oak barrels.
Sample submitted for review. The wine, which has a long list of 90+ scores, has an SRP of $30 (Saturday Splurge) and is available for as low as $22. It is imported by Folio Wine Partners, The Michael Mondavi Family.
The historic Castello di Brolio is the landmark on the border between the ancient city-states of Florence and Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. The wines produced here since 1141 by the Ricasoli family have become the very finest expression of Chianti Classico. Brolio Riserva is produced after a careful selection of fruit and meticulous winemaking and the result is a wine with personality, very pleasant and elegant.
Bottled by Barone Ricasoli in the Cellars of Gaiole in Chianti
The 2016 Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva begins with an excellent aroma of black cherry, plum, cedar, balsamic and more.
The wine tastes delicious and is full of wonderful fruit, excellent touches of spice and licorice and a little bit of earthy minerality. This is an extremely well put together Chianti Classico Riserva.
It ends dry, very long and savory with some lasting minerality. This is a great pick for when you are looking to up your Chianti game. If you see it anywhere near $20 grab a few bottles.
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